An Inspector Calls – Key Quotations

• “Girls of that class” – Mrs Birling
• “as a hard-headed businessman” – Mr Birling
• “each of you helped to kill her” – Goole
• “I suppose we’re all nice people now.” – Sheila
• “I considered it my duty” – Mrs B
• “I wasn’t satisfied with the girl’s claim… so I used my influence to have it refused.” – Mrs B
• “If you don’t come down hard on these people they’ll soon be asking for the earth.” – Mr B
• “It was inevitable. She was young and pretty and warm-hearted, and intensely grateful.” – Gerald
• “I told them that if they didn’t get rid of that girl I’d never go there again…” – Sheila
• “If he’s not back soon I’ll have to go looking for him.” – Goole
• “I know I’m to blame and I’m desperately sorry.” – Sheila
• “Everything’s alright now, Sheila. What about this ring?” – Gerald
• “We’re all members of one body and we’re all responsible for each other.” – Goole
• “If we were all responsible for everybody we’d had anything to do with then it would be very awkward.” – Mr B
• “…a socialist or a crank.” – Mr B

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